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Standardized test discontent

April 21, 2014

Students in third grade through high school are hard at work filling in bubbles with No....

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Helper

Apr-21-14 8:29 PM

No problem with a university or foundation or fed govt suggesting a particular set of standards to be achieved. But states should not be forced or coerced to adopt those standards. It should be up to the state to decide which standards to adopt.

However, our schools should definitely use some type of evaluation to certify whether a third grader is ready to go to fourth grade. Otherwise,if unqualified students are just passed along, they face nothing but a life full of trouble and failure.

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RiverRat

Apr-21-14 1:10 PM

People act like standardized testing is new. It was introduced into the US educational system in the mid 1800's.

There are standards all over the "real world". Why not in education?

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RiverRat

Apr-21-14 12:27 PM

Most parents just want their kid moved on. Then blames the teachers for everything.

If they cared, they would have to accept some of the responsibility for the student not learning.

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NasCarNut

Apr-21-14 8:50 AM

If the tests help the teacher know where the student is lacking then continue giving the test and by 3rd grade a child should know how to read...what parent would want their child to move on to the next grade if they couldn't read??...

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